workshops & seminars

2014 schedule

2014 Workshops & Seminars TBD


previous workshops & seminars

WIF Workshop with Ben Dobyns

Are you considering utilizing Kickstarter to fund your next project? If so, you'll want to attend this class before launching your campaign. Fundraising expert Ben Dobyns of Zombie Orpheus Entertainment has run four successful Kickstarter campaigns, including JourneyQuest Season 2 (over 200% of goal amount raised), Gamers 3: Hands of Fate (over 125% of goal raised), and is an advisor on many successful campaigns. Ben will share secrets, answer questions, and will workshop one lucky attendee's campaign into a complete plan.

At this workshop Ben will cover:

• how to achieve average pledge targets

• how long to run your campaign and when to launch

• how to create a successful campaign video & get the most out of it

• how to create the most appealing & cost-effective rewards

• how the state wants you to report your revenue

• how to use stretch goals to snowball the value of key rewards

Attendees will also have the opportunity to present a 5-minute project pitch and receive feedback. All attendees will leave with a copy of Ben's custom-designed campaign structure and projections spreadsheet.

Saturday October 26
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Jigsaw Renaissance
INSCAPE Arts Building
815 Seattle Blvd S Seattle, WA 98134

Map to Jigsaw Renaissance

Turn off 4th Ave S onto Seattle Blvd near CenturyLink Field.. The Inscape building is on your right. Parking is on the street, pay attention to the signs.

$100 WIF Professional Members/Jigsaw Members (any level)
$115 Other WIF members
$125 Non-Members

Sign up now. This class will fill up!


Questions? Email Vanessa Eng at

Build your skills with WIF Seattle

Education and professional growth is an important part of our mission. Toward that end we host a variety of workshops and seminars throughout the year. Our events have included everything from workshops with talented Hollywood writer Brian McDonald, author of "Invisible Ink," and production classes with industry veteran Tom Kane; to RED camera instruction, fundraising seminars, and more. Generally scheduled on weekends or evenings and priced to be as affordable as possible, our workshop topics cover all areas of production. We're always looking for subjects of interest to our members and quality workshop leaders, so if you have ideas for a seminar, please contact our Workshop and Seminar Chair, Vanessa Eng